The engagement of Laura Nicole Dyer and John Socrates Whitely is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Dyer. Parents of the future bridegroom are Dr. and Mrs. Gerald Whitely of Ringgold, Ga. The wedding is planned for Saturday, Dec. 17, at Calvary Chapel, where both are members. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Glenn and Harriett Michaels, the late John Conley and the late Myra Dyer. Miss Dyer is a graduate of Ringgold High School. She received a bachelor?s degree in elementary education from Dalton State College and a master?s degree in elementary education from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She is attending Lincoln Memorial University and is a teacher at Ringgold High School. The future bridegroom is the grandson of of Christine Papastavro of Detroit, Mich., the late Nick Papastavro, Gayle Whitely of Joppa, Md., and the late Bill Whitely. Mr. Whitely is a graduate of Calvary Christian School. He received a bachelor?s degree in political science from Tennessee Temple University. He is assistant manager at MacAuthority.